Emanuel Swedenborg: A Biography (Google eBook)

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W. Newbery, 1849 - Mystics - 270 pages
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Page 159 - And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob ? 27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.
Page 263 - Thou art, of what sort the eternal life of the saints was to be, which eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, nor hath it entered into the heart of man to conceive.
Page 119 - On the same day the news was spread through the city, and, as the Governor had thought it worthy of attention, the consternation was considerably increased; because many were in trouble on account of their friends and property, which might have been involved in the disaster. " On the Monday evening a messenger arrived at Gottenburg, who was despatched during the time of the fire.
Page 137 - The books of the Word in the Old Testament are, THE FIVE BOOKS OF MOSES; THE BOOK OF JOSHUA; THE BOOK OF JUDGES; THE TWO BOOKS OF SAMUEL; THE TWO BOOKS OF KINGS; THE PSALMS OF DAVID; THE PROPHETS ISAIAH, JEREMIAH, LAMENTATIONS, EZEKIEL, DANIEL, HOSEA, JOEL, AMOS, OBADIAH, JONAH, MICAH, NAHUM, HABAKKUK, ZEPHANIAH, HAGGAI, ZECHARIAH, MALACHI. In the New Testament, the four Evangelists, MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE, JOHN; and the APOCALYPSE.
Page 75 - I have been called to a holy office by the Lord himself, who most graciously manifested himself in person to me, his servant, in the year 1743 ; when he opened my sight to the view of the spiritual world, and granted me the privilege of conversing with spirits and angels which I enjoy to this day.
Page 6 - Emanuel, my son's name, signifies ' God with us,' a name which should constantly remind him of the nearness of God, and of that interior, holy, and mysterious connection, in which, through faith, we stand with our good and gracious God. And blessed be the Lord's name ! God has to this hour indeed been with him ; and may God be farther with him, until he is eternally united with Him in His Kingdom !* Eliezer signifies ' God is my help ;' and he has been graciously and friendly helped by God.
Page 119 - Stockholm,) and that it was spreading very fast. He was restless, and went out often, He said that the house of one of his friends, whom he named, was already in ashes, and that his own was in danger. At eight o'clock, after he had been out again, he joyfully exclaimed, 'Thank GOD! the fire is extinguished, the third door from my house.
Page 205 - SIR, I have been informed in the world of spirits that you have a strong desire to converse with me; I shall be happy to see you if you will favor me with a visit. '"I am, sir, your humble servant, "'EMAN. SWEDENBORG.
Page 119 - Sudermalm (Gottenburg is about three hundred miles from Stockholm), and that it was spreading very fast. He was restless, and went out often ; he said that the house of one of his friends, whom he named, was already in ashes, and that his own was in danger. At 8 o'clock, after he had been out again, he joyfully exclaimed, ' Thank God ! the fire is extinguished the third door from my house.
Page 88 - In 1719 I was ennobled by Queen Ulrica Eleonora, and named Swedenborg ; from which time I have taken my seat with the Nobles of the Equestrian Order...

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